MEDFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – A pastor at a Medford Township church has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five juveniles over a multi-year period ending in 2015.
The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office says the assaults happened in Medford Township between 1999 and 2015.READ MORE: United States FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Use In Children Ages 12-15
Authorities arrested 74-year-old Harry L. Thomas in December of 2017.Community Recalls Memories At Historic St. Leo's Church In Tacony As Fire Crews Work To Determine What Caused Blaze
Thomas was the pastor at Come Alive Church in Medford Township. He was also the co-founder of the Creation Festival, which is the nation’s largest Christian music festival.
On Friday, Thomas pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault.
Under an agreement with the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, Thomas will be sentenced to up to 20 years in state prison for the crimes, with no parole eligibility.MORE NEWS: Expect Gas Prices To Tick Up Even More In Philadelphia Area After Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack, AAA Says
His hearing is scheduled for June 22.